But with all but three teams out of contention this season, that means executives from the 27 other teams in the NBA are working diligently to figure out whom they can and/or will select in next month's draft in the interest of providing their team with a necessary boost.
There's now less than a month before the 2013 NBA Draft. As the days dwindle down and the event grows nearer, SB Nation's experts are coming out in full force to suggest, theorize, and/or predict what exactly will go down in just a few short weeks.
Here's a look back at some of the top pieces from around the network over the past few days.
Earlier in the playoffs, Stephen Curry took the entire league by storm by attempting to carry the Warriors on his back. Garnering plenty of attention, the hype surrounding the elder Curry did wonders with regard to potentially increasing his brother, Seth Curry's, own draft stock.
That was then, and this is now. The new flavor of the week, undeniably, is the Pacers' Paul George. Taking advantage of all the hype surrounding Indiana's star, SBN's Jonathan Tjarks makes the case here for a certain prospect to emerge as the "next" George.
Tjarks continued his fine draft content in this unorthodox mock draft, exploring some alternate draft possibilities. An interesting read, for sure.
So many draft possibilities have been suggested, and that's largely in part due to there being no clear cut first or second draft selection. SBN's own Tom Ziller highlighted this fact earlier in the week.
Lastly, but certainly not least, the always interesting Mike Prada from Bullets Forever stepped up to the plate with this unique look at the type of role a coach may play in not only each player's development, but ultimately how the front office may mold his squad.
Happy reading! Here's to hoping your weekend starts off on a positive note.